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10 Tips to Get the Perfect Photo of Your Dog with Your Smart Phone

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10 Tips to Get the Perfect Photo of Your Dog with Your Smart Phone

Instagram, Facebook and other social media sites are filled with photos of adorable puppies.  On Instagram 1 in 10 dog owners has created a profile just for their pups. If you're one of the many who plans to share that Instagram-worthy photo of your dog, or participate in many of our photo contests, then this list of pet photography shooting and editing tips is a must-read topic for you. Let Your Dog Get Used to The Camera  Let your dog give your phone a good sniff, then start casually shooting the surroundings. Once your dog has gotten used to the...

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Back to School Anxiety for Dogs

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Back to School Anxiety for Dogs

Dogs don’t go to school but as kids go back to school or head off to college, bringing to an end weeks of summer fun and increased activity in the home. Suddenly the changes in your schedule will affect their mood.  They feel lonely and anxious and can develop separation anxiety.  At least one in 6 dogs, along with a countless number of cats, will exhibit symptoms of separation anxiety or display increased levels if they are already prone to the condition, said Professor Nicholas Dodman, director of the small animal behavior clinic at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine...

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The Safest Sunscreen for Dogs

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The Safest Sunscreen for Dogs

You wouldn’t head out for a day of fun in the sun without slathering yourself and the kids in sunscreen, but what about our four-legged, furry friends? In addition to providing our dogs with UPF50 clothing, proper shade, and hydration on sunny days, sunscreen should be part of your warm-weather care routine. Can Dogs Get Sunburned? Yes, just like us, our doges can get burned from sun exposure.  Millie Rosales DVM, DACVD, of Miami Veterinary Dermatology, says that a sunburned dog can suffer from red, inflamed skin that becomes irritated and painful. Sunburns on dogs can also lead to hair...

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Beat the Heat and Sunburn on your Dog

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Beat the Heat and Sunburn on your Dog

  With Summer comes outdoor activities and fun times.  Of course, our pups are family members and that means they will be spending a good amount of time outside, hiking, barbequing, boating, swimming and picnicking.  Even at home, dogs love to lay in the sun. You are very likely protecting yourself and your human family members but what about your dog? UV rays are harmful to dogs as they are to humans. With some dogs, you may notice that the sun, not just the heat, is causing your dog serious discomfort. Some dogs are more susceptible to getting burned by the sun....

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Spring Plants That Are Dangerous for Pets

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Spring Plants That Are Dangerous for Pets

 and as the saying goes, we should all stop and smell the roses. But it’s important to keep in mind that some plants and fertilizers can be toxic to your pet in the springtime.

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